MaintenanceIn the lead-up to the 2019 state election, the department’s website and other channels will operate in line with the caretaker conventions. This means there will be limited updates from 1 March 2019 until the election is finalised.

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Voluntary out-of-home care key statistics

Quarterly and financial year statistics for voluntary out-of-home care in NSW

These statistics include non-identifying information only. Figures going back to 2010–11 are also available. (PDF 79.6KB)

Designated agencies393936312725
Registered agencies1231281201129596
Children and young people accessing care2115217421331857859783
Children and young people recorded with a disability1942187218141578781707
Care episodes recorded18,46217,74416,29413,06125532269
Placements supervised by a designated agency other than ADHC531505942
Placements supervised by ADHC9563690N.A.N.A.
Case plans recorded787262515345


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